Trail: Deployment
Lesson: Doing More With Java Rich Internet Applications


Web applications are typically a series of Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) requests and responses. As HTTP is a stateless protocol, information is not automatically saved between HTTP requests. Web applications use cookies to store state information on the client. Cookies can be used to store information about the user, the user's shopping cart, and so on.

Types of Cookies

The two types of cookies follow:

Cookie Support in Rich Internet Applications

Rich Internet applications (applets and Java Web Start applications) support session and permanent cookies. The underlying cookie store depends on the browser and the operating system on the client.

To learn more about cookies, see the following:

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